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Caw Caw Interpretive Center, Charleston

Caw Caw Interpretive Center - Charleston, South Carolina
Caw Caw Interpretive Center
5200 Savannah Highway, Ravenel, SC 29470Map
+1 843 795 4386
Neighborhood: James Island

This 1700's rice plantation that was once 5500 acres offers one of the best insights into the life of enslaved Africans who utilized their homeland skills in an agricultural industry that made Charleston one of the richest cities in colonial America. Now a 654-acre historical, cultural and natural museum, visitors have a unique opportunity to walk swamp trails and see natural wildlife just like plantation workers. An interpretive center introduces the visitor to the "Caw Caw Swamp", then guided tours into rice fields with interconnecting boardwalks and view archaeological digs of a plantation house burned by Sherman during the Civil War. Bird walks and canoeing trips on the sea marshes are two popular programs. Bring binoculars, bottled water, picnic lunch or snack and insect repellent. Rates vary for resident and non-resident. Call or check website. - Natasha Lawrence

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Caw Caw Interpretive Center General Information
  • Open Hours: Wednesday to Friday from 09:00 AM to 03:00 PM, Saturday to Sunday from 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM
  • Type: Attractions & Landmarks, Arts & Museums
  • Credit Cards Accepted: mastercard, discover, amex, visa
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